77points

Alta

66points

Steamboat

Alta
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44 facts in comparison

Alta vs Steamboat

Alta
Steamboat
77
points
Alta
66
points
Steamboat

How does Alta compare to Steamboat?

  • 232.9km closer to nearest airport
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    53.1kmvs286km
  • 165inches more seasonal snowfall
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    514inchesvs349inches
  • 93inches more snowfall (December)
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    131.5inchesvs38.5inches
  • 8 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    29vs21
  • 108.3inches more snowfall (March)
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    129inchesvs20.7inches
  • 84.2inches more snowfall (February)
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    115inchesvs30.8inches
  • 110$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 199.00$vs1309$
  • 15.8inches more snowfall (January)
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    57.5inchesvs41.7inches

How does Steamboat compare to Alta?

  • 49 more ski slopes
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    165vs116
  • 10 more restaurants/bars
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    22vs12
  • 23 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    69vs46
  • 30715 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    41465vs10750
  • 4 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    5vs1
  • 31 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    72vs41
  • 8meters higher summit
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    3224metersvs3216meters
  • 9 more hostels and hotels
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    14vs5

General info

1.distance from airport

53.1km

286km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.summit height above sealevel

3216meters

3224meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Alta
Steamboat
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.base elevation

2600meters

2103meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Alta
Steamboat
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.Winter olympics host
Alta
Steamboat
The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

116

165

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

46

69

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
3.ski lifts total capacity

10750

41465

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Alta
Steamboat
In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
5.Has a ski school
Alta
Steamboat
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Alta
Steamboat
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

1.restaurants

12

22

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes

1

5

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
3.Has an ice rink
Alta
Steamboat
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has snowmobile circuit
Alta
Steamboat
A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
5.Has a golf course
Alta
Steamboat
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.Has ice climbing areas
Alta
Steamboat
Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Alta
Steamboat
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

5

14

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.Hosts conferences
Alta
Steamboat
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
4.chalets

23

75

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
5.Has camping facilities
Alta
Steamboat
Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!
6.number of five star hotels

0

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

514inches

349inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
2.snowfall december

131.5inches

38.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
3.snowfall march

129inches

20.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall february

115inches

30.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
5.snowfall january

57.5inches

41.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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